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Building on Democratic Momentum, DCCC Launches Grassroots March into ’18 Organizer in New Mexico

On the heels of Democratic wins across the state with Albuquerque’s mayoral and city council flip and sweeping municipal races in Las Cruces, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is partnering with the Democratic Party of New Mexico to put boots on the ground ahead of the 2018 midterm election.

The full-time, local grassroots organizer is a part of the DCCC’s March into ’18 program and will be located in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, the seat being vacated by Rep. Steve Pearce. This is the earliest the DCCC has invested in a local organizer on the ground through a partnership with the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

“Democrats’ landslide victories in New Mexico proves that there is clear momentum and energy heading into 2018, and we’re capitalizing on that by putting a full-time grassroots organizer on the ground earlier than ever,” said DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján. “The people of New Mexico deserve leaders who will fight for them, not Speaker Ryan’s Congress that raises health care costs for working families and leaves DREAMers behind. We’re focused on harnessing this grassroots energy and earning voters’ support to turn this seat blue in 2018.”

“We are excited that the DCCC is investing in New Mexico this early in the 2018 election. For too long Steve Pearce has been working against our families in our Second Congressional District. We will be putting in a significant effort to ensure our Second Congressional District has the representation it deserves,” said Richard Ellenberg, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico

Democrats are building momentum in New Mexico, sweeping all three City Council elections in Las Cruces and the mayoral race in Albuquerque. Mayor-Elect Tim Keller beat Dan Lewis in Tuesday’s runoff election by 24 points, clearly pointing to a groundswell of grassroots support.


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